AFPA Trust

The AFPA (Asset Finance Professionals Association) Trust is gearing up for an exciting year in 2024 with a series of "BIG" events designed to cultivate industry networking and charitable giving. As the leading charitable entity within the asset finance and leasing industry, AFPA Trust is renowned for its commitment to both causes.

"We're excited to announce a calendar packed with 'BIG' celebrations this year," confirms AFPA Trust Chair, Robert Taylor. Established favourites like the Big Quiz and Big IWD Lunch will return, joined by some exciting new additions: The Big Darts, The Big Golf, and The Big Shoot. “These events are designed to spark friendly competition between companies in the asset finance sector, all while raising money for industry-chosen charities.”

Building on the phenomenal success of the 2023 Big Quiz, the 2024 edition will return to the prestigious Royal Overseas League Club in London's Mayfair on 23rd May. This year's event promises to be even bigger, with increased prize money going towards the winners' chosen charities. The pre-event welcome drinks will be sponsored by returning champions InterBay Asset Finance who are determined to retain the Rivermore Asset Finance donated AFPA Trust Big Quiz Trophy.

The Big IWD Lunch, established earlier this year, will become an annual affair. The 2025 edition will take place on 6th March, at the Royal Overseas League Club. AFPA Trust Deputy Chair Aysha Ellis-Aziz emphasises their commitment to making "the IWD Big Lunch AFPA's signature celebration of International Women's Day within the asset finance industry."

The 2025 lunch promises to be a powerful gathering, featuring 120 accomplished women from across the sector, inspiring speakers, and a unique lunch menu designed by none other than the 2019 MasterChef UK Winner and Women in the Food Industry ambassador, Irini Tzortzoglou.

Calling all corporate sponsors and ambassadors

To ensure the success of this ambitious "BIG" event schedule, AFPA Trust is seeking corporate charity partners from within the industry. These partners will have the opportunity to sponsor AFPA's events and receive exclusive benefits, including discounts and priority entry and seating to the competitive "Big" events.

AFPA Trust is also excited to announce the launch of their Ambassador Programme. This initiative aims to build upon the charity’s strong foundation and propel their mission forward. Jane Bird from CGI and Ellese Jones from Catfoss Finance Limited have recently joined the ranks of AFPA Trust Ambassadors, actively involved in setting up networking events that raise money for charity, including the upcoming 2025 IWD Lunch.

For more information on AFPA Trust's "BIG" events, becoming a corporate charity partner, or joining the Ambassador Programme, contact Robert Taylor, Chair of the AFPA Trust ( or Aysha Ellis-Aziz, Deputy Chairwoman (